In this follow up to his debut collection Citizen Kaned, Andrew Graves weaves nostalgia for “second hand Saturday record shops” with the colour of contemporary multi-cultural urban Britain in a cadence that is all his own. The poetry of Andrew ‘Mulletproof’ Graves is raw and gritty, with a dose of adroit comedy, as he champions the underdogs and underclass. His unique worldview is tinted by the dark lenses of the coolest shades in the shop. Truly he is a troubled poet for troubled times.
‘A collection that takes us from the familiar streets of urban Britain, to the moon, and back to a trailer park where we find a white haired Elvis is alive and well. As ever, the Mulletproof Poet captures it all perfectly and with his own unique rhythm and clever way with words. Brilliant.’
‘Nut shelling multicultural identity, taking defined, rhythmic steps, towards the colours, textures and rhythms of inner city life.’
(International Book of the Year winner)
‘A breath of fresh air.’
Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE